Goal: Reduce taxes, encourage investment and growth
The Kansas Chamber urges the legislature to reduce the cost of doing business, and will encourage efforts to:
- Oppose efforts to roll back the business tax cuts of 2012.
- Support legislation which continues to move Kansas toward a zero income tax state on personal and corporate income.
- Reduce government spending instead of increasing the cost of doing business through tax increases.
- Oppose the sunset or repeal of existing sales tax exemptions on business.
- Oppose efforts which would subject professional services to sales tax.
- Retain and enhance tax incentives to include more flexible investment and job development tax credits with options for cash incentives.
- Oppose elimination of the High Performance Incentive Program (HPIP) and reinstate the same qualifying investment 0thresholds for all Kansas counties.
- Oppose efforts to freeze or eliminate the Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK) program.
- Support strengthening public vote requirement when local government property tax revenue exceeds the rate of inflation.
- Support legislation which moves Kansas from a destination-based state to an origin-based state for the purposes of collecting sales tax on intrastate transactions.
- Reimburse retailers a percentage of the cost to comply with collecting and remitting sales and excise taxes to the state.
- Encourage Federal and state resolution regarding collection of sales taxes by out-of-state, online-only retailers.
- Improve the Kansas unclaimed property system to ensure it is fair for both owners and holders.
- Oppose any proposal to redirect the current .4 cent sales tax dedicated to the State Highway Fund and support completion of the projects encompassed in the Comprehensive Highway Plan.
- Support existing food sales tax credit program to help keep food affordable for low income families.
*Both a Federal and State issue